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  • Japan Box Office Report – 7/26~7/27

    July 31, 2014 @ 3:18 am

    Check out the box office charts and trailers of all the new Japanese films of the past weekend below! Japan Box Office Chart – July 26th/27th 01 (00) Godzilla (Weeks: 01) 02 (02) Maleficent (Weeks: 04) 03 (01) Pokémon the Movie 17 (Weeks: 02) 04 (03) When Marnie Was There (Weeks: 02) 05 (00) Eight Ranger 2 (Weeks: 01) 06 (04) Kamen Rider Gaim (Weeks: 02) 07 (06) Sukitte Iinayo (Weeks: 03) 08 (07) Planes: Fire & R

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  • NMB48 to guest on Shin Domoto Kyoudai!

    January 17, 2014 @ 2:41 pm

    NMB48 will appear on the January 19 episode of Fuji TV's "Shin Domoto Kyoudai". For the "Domoto Q&A" segment, NMB48 members will answer questions like "I am in charge of xxx in NMB48" and "Tell us about an interesting incident that happened in the dressing rooms lately." In the second half, members are asked to answer questions anonymously such as "to be honest I think I am the cutest in NMB48" and "there is someone I like right now". Th

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  • Opening day for NMB48's first movie announced

    May 14, 2013 @ 3:52 pm

    Namba, Osaka-based NMB48’s first starring film “NMB48 Geinin! THE MOVIE Owarai Seishun Girls!” (directed by Uchida Hidemi) will be released nation-wide starting on August 1. The film is a tale of youth set in the “Comedy Club” of the prestigious “Namba Girls School” and it was also screened at the March Okinawa International Film Festival.  At the time, the opening date had not been decided and both NMB48 members along with fans anxiously

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  • NMB48 to release their first single in 7 months

    May 3, 2013 @ 7:58 am

    On May 3rd, it was revealed that NMB48 will be releasing their first single in 7 months (currently untitled) on June 19th. This was announced by NMB48 theater manager Kaneko Tsuyoshi during the group's handshake event at Pacifico Yokohama. Kaneko stated, "It's been a long time since their last single, but their 1st album, 'Teppen Tottande!', which was released recently, has sold over 500,000 copies. Thanks to everyone, it has been a longti

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  • NMB48's Yamamoto Hitomi to graduate from the group

    May 1, 2013 @ 6:50 pm

    It's been reported that NMB48 Team M's Yamamoto Hitomi will be graduating from the group. This was announced on May 1 during the final stage of NMB48 Team M's 'Idol no Yoake' performance at NMB48 Theater. Yamamoto is preparing to take the high school examination next spring. She explained, "While given various work, I saw people through the media who were shining brilliantly while working, and I thought that I want to be like them. I start

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  • 4 Nara-born NMB48 members appear in local Nara CM

    April 25, 2013 @ 6:55 pm

    On April 24, it was revealed that 4 Nara Prefecture- born members of NMB48, including Watanabe Miyuki (19), will appear in a CM that will only be broadcast in Nara Prefecture.  Miyuki spoke happily about appearing in a local CM for her home-prefecture for the first time with, “I am deeply touched.” The CM is for automobile store “Shimada Auto,” and the store has sold a car before to her mother. Member Ota Yuri (13), Uno Mizuki (16), and Na

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  • NMB48 hold their 'Request Hour Set List Best 30 2013'

    April 19, 2013 @ 10:39 am

    On April 18th, NMB48 held their first 'Request Hour Set List Best 30' event at Orix Theater in Osaka. During this event, it was announced that 1st generation member, Team N's Yamada Nana would be transferring to Team M, marking the first change among members within the group. Along with Yamamoto Sayaka and Watanabe Miyuki, Yamada is a popular member from the 1st generation. Yamada was chosen to transfer "for NMB48 to revitalize and grow

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  • NMB48 appears at a stage greeting at the 5th Annual Okinawa International Movie Festival

    March 27, 2013 @ 7:27 am

    On March 25, NMB48 appeared at a stage greeting for the 5th Okinawa International Movie Festival held at the Okinawa Convention Center in the city of Ginowan for their first ever film “NMB48 Genin! THE MOVIE Owarai Seishun Girls!” (opens this year, directed by Uchida Hidemi). NMB48 have attended the film festival three times, but this is the first time they are attending as actresses. Member Watanabe Miyuki (19) smiled as she said, “I am t

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  • NMB48's Shinohara Kanna announces her graduation

    March 21, 2013 @ 8:40 pm

    On March 21, NMB48 member Shinohara Kanna announced her graduation from the group during the theater performance held at NMB48 theater. Shinohara also wrote on NMB48's official blog, ===== "I, Shinohara Kanna, will be graduating from NMB48. I've been in NMB48 as a first generation member since I was a first year student in junior high, but I was never one of the front-line members. I always had a dream to be a model, and I never f

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  • AKB48 & sister groups hold special performances at their theaters + the disaster areas

    March 11, 2013 @ 5:42 pm

    On March 11, AKB48 and their sister groups SKE48, NMB48,and HKT48 held special performances on the 2nd year anniversary of the 2011 Tohoku earthquake. The performances were held to support the ongoing reconstruction and they were held at the group's theaters as well as the disaster areas. The members also visited 10 locations in the disaster-struck areas for the special performances. The girls stated their everlasting support once again, a

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